|well while I like the sound of an anodized coating and 'gorilla glass' I think you would find that such things would cost far more to implement/include than a simple inline LCD remote.
qusp, with respect, you seem to miss the intended point. I expressed the wish that the total cost of those cases, where supplied with DAP devices, be instead directed into providing a hard scratch resistant finish to both casing and screen.
In other words, there is no additional cost, rather a redirection of the budget and one which may even result in a reduction in cost depending on scale.
The reason for a case is the same as that for a durable finish, namely to protect the surface from wear and tear during normal usage.
The fact that you bought an iskin bears out my point to keep the cost down by not including cases, we get our own if we want them. As regards the HM-801, if there is no budget for cases then clearly the cost of a durable finish is an extra one. Only Nankai can answer the question as to how durable the finish is intended to be
The desire for an LCD Remote is a totally separate issue and the two are not related. Again, only Nankai can answer the question as to whether one will be available.
|I think you would be in the minority of those that use irivers with any kind of serious outboard dac/amp.
I may well be in the minority but I have little choice given that, with my Sys.Concept digital interconnect, it is impossible to access the IRiver Remote socket.
I have ordered the latest Sys. Concept interconnect which is much less restrictive. If it permits the LCD Remote connection then I shall be curious to see how much I actually use it.
I suspect not much but I can see an occasional use. Guess I shall stay in the minority. Though, interestingly, the Remote with my second hand iRiver is in pristine never-used condition.